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“Perryman is a musician, who creates music with his paintbrush”

  - violinist Yehudi Menuhin  

John AdamsEl Dorado. 30 mins.  (Brussels Philharmonic)

John Adams: The Wound Dresser. 20 mins. (Holland Symfonia & baritone David Wilson Johnson).

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes.15 mins.

M.K.Čiurlionis: The Sea (Jura) 29 mins.

Claude Debussy: Prélude de l’après-midi d’un faune (Czech National Orchestra)

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations. 30 mins. (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Bergen Philharmonic, 2012)

Gustav Holst: The Planets. 50 mins. (National Orchestra of Belgium).

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - orchestration by Ravel. 30 mins. (with Simon Rattle and the CBSO for BBC Television, 1993. Arnhem Philharmonic 2004, DVD recording 2011)

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus. 20 mins. (Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2012)

Alexander Scriabin
: Prometheus – Le Poème du Feu. 20 mins. (National Orchestra of Belgium, 2013)

Alexander Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy. 20 mins. (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra).

Toru Takemitsu: From me flows what you call Time - for five percussionists and orchestra. 30 mins. (Rotterdam Philharmonic)

Augusta Read Thomas: Terpsichore’s Dream. 17 mins


Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger Concerto. 30 mins. For solo cello and chamber orchestra + persussion. (Great Mountains Music Festival, South Korea).

Gubaidulina: Garden of Joys and Sorrows. 15 mins. Flute, viola, harp, speaker. Vredenburg Leeuwenburgh.

Toshio Hosokawa: Cloud and Light for shô and chamber orchestra, 20 mins.
Blossoming II for chamber orchestra, 12 mins.
Meditation - for the victims of the Tsunami 11/3/11, 14 mins.
The Raven - Monodrama for mezzo-soprano and 12 players, 45 mins.
(entire program with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)

Martinu: Nonet.  For wind quintet, violin, viola, cello, bass. 16 mins.

Miloslav Kabeláč: Eight Inventions for Percussion, 24 mins. For full percussion ensemble (Circle Percussion and Netherlands Dance Theatre).

Huang Ruo : Confluences –Concerto No.4 for 15 players and kinetic painting. 16 mins. (ASKO Ensemble and Ilan Volkov).

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, for chamber orchestra and two pianos. 30 mins. (Greenwich Festival Orchestra)

Stravinsky: Concerto in D ("Basle") for string orchestra. 13 mins. 2018 Artist in Residence, Zürich Chamber Orchestra.

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale/l’Histoire de Soldat. 60 mins. For seven instruments, narrator and/or two actors. (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra & Gordan Nikolic)

Toru Takemitsu: Three Film Scores, 15 mins. For string ensemble. (Sejong Soloists)

Augusta Read Thomas: Murmurs in the Mist of Memory, for string ensemble. 16 mins. (Sejong Soloists).

Vivaldi: Four Seasons. 40 mins. (with Yehudi Menuhin, for French Television, 1979); and with Charles Hazlewood/Alexander Sitkovetsky in Play the Field Festival, 2009).


John Adams: Hallelujah Junction, for two pianos, 30 mins. (Steve Beck and Andrew Armstrong, Greenwich Festival)

Huang Ruo: Tree without Wind; for piano solo. 10 mins.

Huang Ruo/Norman Perryman: Written on the Wind. 14 mins. For pipa, vocals and kinetic painting. (Min-Xiao Fen, New York and Purchase).

Gertrude Stein: Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights. 135 mins. (music - Guus Janssen, Dutch translation - Friso Haverkamp) – chamber opera in three acts. Amsterdam première 2006.

William Walton: Sonata for violin and piano. Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer, Konzerthaus Berlin 2016. Yehudi Menuhin 100.

Ravel: Kaddish, for violin and piano. Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer. Lübeck 2016. Schleswig-Holstein Festival.

Haydn: Four Last Words of Christ. String Quartet. With Ebonit Saxophone Quartet. Amsterdam 2016.

Solo percussion programme (with Evelyn Glennie) Works by Zivkovic, Keiko Abe, Masson, Schwantner, Horne, Miki, Glennie) full evening interspersed with pieces without visuals.

Japanese percussion programme (with Circle Percussion) including Harumi, Yatai-Bayashi, Miyake, Marimba Spiritual, etc. all played on Japanese drums (Kodo style) - half an evening.

Occupied City with Flemish Radio Choir.  Full evening programme with Barber, Bo Holten, van Hove, Mauersberger, Schoenberg, and poems by Paul van Ostaijen, for Belgian/Dutch tour.

An evening of improvised visuals to the music of the Chinese trio MIN/WU/XU: Min Xiao-Fen (pipa and vocals; Wu Wei (sheng, erhu and vocals; Xu Fengxia (zheng and vocals). Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, 2009.


Piano Colours recital with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Aldeburgh Festival, Helsinki Festival, Salzburg Mozarteum, 2012)

Franz Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola II. 6.30 mins.

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No.9 op. 68 'Black Mass'. (8 min.)

Tristan Murail: Cloches d' un sourire. In memoriam Olivier Messiaen. (4:15)

George Benjamin: Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm. 12 mins.

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (solo piano version), 30 mins. (Julien Quentin, Switzerland).


Berio: Sequenza IXa for clarinet. 12 mins.

Berg: Vier Stücke. 8 mins.

Brahms: Sonata No.2 in E flat major. 20 mins.

(all with Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer and Hans Eijsackers, Groningen 2012).

Works appropriate for visuals, which I would like to perform

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: 32 mins. Full orchestra.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, 30 mins, for full orchestra.

Augusta Read Thomas: Helios Choros (Sun God Dancers) – trilogy for full orchestra. 36 mins.

George Benjamin: At First Light. 20 mins. (for chamber ensemble).

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps. 52 mins. Piano, violin, clarinet, cello.

Huang Ruo: Concerto Cycle. Chamber ensemble.

Kurtag: The Kafka Fragments (for solo violin and soprano) 60mins.

Tan Dun: Ghost Opera. 41 mins. (for string quartet, pipa and percussion).


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